You've passed your test and you're ready to hit the roads. All you need now is a car! Here are three things you need to think about when you're buying your first car.
Purchase cost versus running cost
When you're buying your first car, it's likely that cost is going to be a big factor in your decision and you need to make sure you buy smart. Weigh up the upfront purchase cost of a vehicle versus the running costs by looking into things such as fuel consumption. The last thing you want is to find that all the money you saved on an initial great deal has been eaten up by over the odds fuel costs.
The number of miles on the clock
A used car is a great option for your first car but you do need to think about just how used it is. If you're simply wanting to pop to the shops or occasionally nip out to see friends, a car that already has a lot of miles on the clock might not be a problem. However, if you are going to regularly be driving a lot yourself, for instance if you have a long commute to work each day, it's probably worth looking for something that's spent a little less time on the roads.
Just like fuel consumption, insurance can end up being a drain on finances and varies massively from car to car. Make sure you do thorough research on the cost of collision and liability insurance before you buy your car so there are no nasty surprises afterwards. It will be a case of just shopping around but it's sensible to check this out first then you can move on to the exciting bit - buying your first car!
Advice for first time car buyers at Motor-Market
Over the years we've advised many new drivers throughout the West Midlands and beyond, helping them to purchase their first car. If you're in need of some friendly car advice, our team can help you find the perfect vehicle for you - that won't break the bank!
Visit us at our West Midlands showroom or give us a call on 01384 411119.